Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Farm Day

Gillen fed all of his birds very quickly with the help of his new bike.Yet another duck meeting was held on top of the compost. Maybe they need the high lookout point to plot their escape. Of course, these males don't fly. It is so much fun to watch them try. The females could easily escape if we were watching the males attempting flying maneuvers. Maybe that's the plan!
The presently unoccupied beautiful dwelling that was built for brooding hens:

Real estate is on my mind. We are deliberating about flying the home (not farm) coop ourselves to nearby land where we'd expand the farming. Big decisions...

Regardless of where any new fields and hearths may soon be laid, the maintenance continues on the steadfast stand-bys. The farmers took off the old hoop house plastic today to replace it, for the first time in six years. Nicolas is hoping to pass all of that plastic on to carpenters or to a construction crew.
We're staying grounded and cautiously looking up, trying to make sense of the possibilities.

8 comments:

GBK Gwyneth said...

Wow, sounds awfully intriguing!!

Love the new bikes and the photos.

mindy said...

I'm sending lots of good thoguths and vibes your way as you contemplate opening this new chapter in your lives. I'm so glad Gillen is loving his new bike! Alex and Ella played 2 rounds of Treno yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. I'll let Jesse know on his blog!
Love from all of us!

Angie said...

Oh, such big decision. Always the question with organic farmers it seems, 'just how big do we want to get?'

We've asked it of ourselves many times.

Best of luck to you - I know it's not an easy decision.

jodi said...

Big decisions. Listen to your intuition and you can't go wrong. Thanks so much for the award - very sweet

Lynch Family said...

Our chickens love to sit on top of our compost bins. We live in the city and it cracks me up how they look over into the neighbors' yards. They are perfectly capable of flying over and back but they never leave our yard. I hope it is because they like their real estate here the best!

Great pics!

Danielle said...

Oooooh, strawbale??? In that beautiful field you showed me when we visited???

Madeline said...

No, Danielle, it is not our dream house : ( by any stretch of the imagination. BUT!! It is already (almost)built and is on land off of the present property so it would ultimately be ours, in the far off future, and would provide room for much more farming in the near future. I'll post lots about it once we know if it's going to happen.

Madeline said...

Mindy, we are so glad that they liked Treno. Jodi, my intuition is giving me mixed messages which is unusual for me, so I asked for help from those who are wiser.